The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Katsina State Command, mentioned it has succeeded in arresting two suspected human traffickers and rescued 18 victims, together with a 3-year-old child within the states.
The NIS Comptroller, Mr Muazu AbdulRazaq, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina, NAN reviews.
AbdulRazaq mentioned that the operatives have been in a position to arrest the 2 suspected traffickers, whereas one different suspect escaped, abandoning his car.
Based on him, the 2 suspects, “mischievously organized a faux marriage to allow them visitors two minors who have been between three and 9 years outdated.”
He mentioned the remaining victims have been between the ages of 20 and 45, and comprised of eight males and 12 females.
AbdulRazaq additional revealed that investigation confirmed that the suspects had deliberate to cross the border by way of irregular route alongside Jibia axis, to Agadez in Niger Republic and proceed to Libya.
“Additional investigation confirmed that solely one of many victims possessed a legitimate journey paperwork.
“Nonetheless, the suspected traffickers and their victims could be handed over to NAPTIP for additional motion,” he mentioned.
He additionally said that the command is decided to successfully man the borders to curtail the influx of irregular migrants and criminals.
NIS arrests two suspected human traffickers, rescues 18 victims in Katsina